Review of the Legend, plus Optimising the Nokia N97
@eight10man Well, it uses up too much RAM, uses up too much disk C:, doesn’t like using E:, doesn’t support many GMail features…. The built-in S60 Messaging (using IMAP) does as good a job, in my opinion. And uses FAR less resources.
@TheUnion5 Ah, that bit. That is called “Shred of truth” and it was from a royalty free sample CD I got ages ago. Maybe worth Googling for though?
well – no. from 05:12.
your people has got some skills.
where can i download this track? :]
@TheUnion5 You mean the opening theme? It’s custom music for the show by the people listed in the end credits….
whats the tracklist for the music used in the video?
If I buy a “Euro” HTC Legend. Will it work on T-mobile’s 3G service? What are the frequencies?
@velt1870 You had a big N900 review only 2 shows ago! There’s not much to cover in the Maemo scene ongoing, plus there’s only ONE Maemo 5 device, plus it’s all going to change anyway now that Meego is coming….
Come on Steve and please give us some N900 reviews, espically seeing it out performs most of these devices mention on your show. Is it me or do all google phones trying so hard to beat out Apple that they appear to be imitating the Iphone. Why is it that Nokia seems to be getting so much flap about their dvices when it’s Noia who created all this multi task stuff and camera stuff and the first place. Nokia should get more credit and my opinion and N900 is the best of them all
@grahamlovett Sorry, not sure, and the Legend has gone back, so I can’t check… Probably same as Hero though….
love ur critic.
far too often we realize the same problem that bug u also is a problem to us but then we r stuck already sice we don’t get to test them for weeks or month b4 we buy, thx for the tips plz keep reviewing n posting video.
Hey Steve you know what blows my mind is that Nokia still make the best speakers on a phone. The n95 is still the king in that department. And camera quality too.
Steve, does the HTC legend do over the air updates of its OS? As the Hero doesn’t seem to.
@rizwan1983 I only usually comment if there’s a problem. Those people are doing what I do, which is hold the phone away from my head while talking, to reduce radiation effects!!!
Could you comment on the call reception, quality, background noise canceling etc of some of these phones. Sometimes I see individuals on public transport moving the phone down to their mouths to speak and moving it back to the ear for listening. I haven’t had a problem with my E51, but I wonder how the newer phones cope.
Great one with this apple fan
@epgomez u can still buy nokia and change product code in the phone to update to latest FW i takes u about 5 minutes to do so but U can loose warranty. But its possible.
maybe your computer in the background with your phones show chat running – it’s a way to promote that.
You can also get some money from by putting up images of advertisers in background, I think.
@jwalinski Kind of agree. Stupid spec decisions by Nokia, really, though the overall form factor is so brilliant that it’s worth persevering with….
@slicktype001 Yes, but what? Suggestions welcome!
Dear Steve, thanks for this episode. Great show as usual! I watch it regularly (and listen to the companion chat) from Poland. As for N97 I think that it is somehow preposterous to go to great lengths to make a supposedly flagship device plainly usable. It should have all these features, options, configuration, etc. the moment you take it out of the box. It bears a premium device price tag, doesn’t it?
That’s pretty cool that the N97 lets you install stuff to the re3movable media drives. I hope Windows 7 Mobile and android will let you do that in the future.
Steve, you should think about getting some kind of background image in what ever room you shoot from for you videos. In my opinion I think your videos would stand out more.
PS your reviews are superb. Love it
Do you have a Desire on the way, Steve?
Hi Steve. I’m from Canada and I think I won’t be buying Nokia phones for a long time I’ll stick with HTC. The reason being is that Nokia doesn’t care about North America. On firmware upgrades we are really left behind and it takes about a year to clear the bugs. That doesn’t work anymore these days when every cool phone from HTC comes out with android OS.
Tray and Matt – you guys rock! I have personally made many purchasing decisions based on your reviews (the HTC HD7 is going to be one of them the moment Carphone Warehouse have SIM-free models in stock). Keep up the good work guys.